This MA focuses on one of the most exciting periods of British literary and political history: the years from the Declaration of American Independence through to the passing of the Great Reform Act in 1832. Dominating the period is the French Revolution, an event inspired by contrary feelings of fear and pity, revulsion and enthusiasm. While the period is one of great social upheaval, it is also one of literary invention and philosophical enquiry.
This pathway offers students the opportunity to explore this period by concentrating on the related themes of sensibility, imagination, gender and national identities, revolutionary politics and romantic literature.
You will study two compulsory modules along with three option modules, two of which can be taken from outside the pathway and one of which can be taken outside of the School.